Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Business Watch: Jewelry Store Being Liquidated

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Business Watch: Jewelry Store Being Liquidated

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The Diamond House's inventory is deeply discounted as part of a liquidation.

John Carter, who said he was hired by a local bank to liquidate the store at 1801 S.W. Gage Blvd., said the discounts started at 60 percent off, though they could go deeper if necessary. The sale started Wednesday and will run until the inventory sells out, he said.

"It would be nice to empty the store as soon as possible, maybe before Christmas," he said. "We've got $1 million worth of inventory."

Liquidation sale hours will be 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Carter said.

John Dasher, owner of The Diamond House, was indicted in August on 32 counts of money laundering and one count of interstate transportation of stolen property, based on allegations he knowingly bought stolen jewelry and resold it as gold scrap. The last development in his case recorded in federal court records was an order at the end of September designating it as a "complex case."

Instrument repair

shop has moved

Hayes House of Music has relocated down the road.

Jim Hayes had opened a location at 716 S.W. Gage Blvd. in August after having worked out of his home for about 15 years. He said it rapidly became clear he needed space for more inventory, though, and he relocated the business to 3310 S.W. 6th.

"It's more than double the space I had in the old place," he said. Customers "all started coming out of the woodwork, and I had to find a bigger place to accommodate them all."

Hayes said he can offer more used instruments in his new space, including some he didn't have before, such as drum sets, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles. He also is selling music-themed gifts, such as umbrellas and aprons with music designs on them.

The 24-hour turnaround on repairs still applies, Hayes said, and he will still offer a one-year guarantee on his work. …

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